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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The 2008 Surf’s Up Symposium IPA was brewed San Diego Style: highly quaffable,pale in color with a lighter body and profound emphasis on hop extravaganza.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5829) - Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good; a transparent golden orange with foamy white head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells and tastes solid; nice and hoppy with a well-balanced light-bodied pale malt backbone. Good on the palate. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2563) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2013
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and dispensed to a shaker displaying a clear & bright, deep golden color, with a decent layer of off white/light tan head foam that gradually reduced to a ring & film, but left some clingy, patchy, web-like lacing. The nose was perfumey citrus as grapefruit, some pine, a touch of sweetness, and some tropical scent as pineapple. The flavor then presented an earthy, tanniny, hop bitterness that was hefty, very lingering, but not biting at all, and under control by the solid malt content. Good carbonation and a more than medium body, as the bitterness seemed to contribute an added sense of fullness to the palate. An IPA+.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Draft at yard house in Denver. White head. Cloudy orange pour. Hoppy floral aroma. Bubblegum sweet and citrus flavors. Absolutely delicious. Well done

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1156) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Clear yellow gold with white head. Aroma is sweet citrus. Taste is citrus woth a nice bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (392) - - SEP 10, 2013
On tap at Monk?s Kettle, SF. Pours a golden orange with plenty of? head. Thin aroma. My cheeks filled with hop flavor... which promptly dissolved on my tongue. Faint malts, very faint. Mega-dry. Pretty interesting. Hot weather IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6946) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2013
9oz on tap at Yard House Cincinnati, for $3.50 during happy hour. Clear golden-orange color. Good thin off-white head. Nice grassy, piney, resiny hop aroma. Wet, dank, some grapefruit citrus. Nice thicker rows of lace. Good smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Medium-plus body. Lightly sticky in the finish. Nice moderate - stronger bitter taste, light sweet. Good biscuity malt, very light caramel. Tasty IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4543) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and floral hops. Touch of bready malt. Flavor of grapefruit, orange, bready malt. Dry yet it has a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Oats in the grain bill maybe?

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3500) - Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Pours a beautiful honey-golden amber with a thick, fine-bubbled, golden buff head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is hoppy and then some - resiny, a little woody, with a subtle citrus undertone. Flavor is monumentally hoppy - woody and resiny in equal portions, a bit of green-wood bitterness, subtly fruity, hint of sweet malt. Very satisfying. Mouthfeel has average firmness but loads of woody, hoppy fizz. Thanks, Green Flash, for bringing back a damned good IPA!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2010) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Clear yellow in color... Aroma of citrus and pine hops... Flavor is dry and crisp, fairly light and watery with notes of pine on the finish... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Tap at brewery (Hop Odyssey Symposium IPA). Pours amber in colour, clear with a thin off white head. Aroma is of grassy hops and slight citrus undertones; pine as well. Taste is not too sweet with a strong but not truly overpowering bitterness. Medium body, good carbonation, and a creamy mouth feel. Nice IPA overall.


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